Yoga to Reduce Cancer Fatigue
A randomized trial from the British National Health Service found that supervised exercise benefits women with early stage breast cancer with improved functional and psychological benefit after a 12-week intervention and 6 months later. Considering the needs of breast cancer patients and survivors and the reported benefits of exercise and yoga intervention, the investigators propose a pilot study of an 8-week yoga intervention in breast cancer patients. This study would specifically address measures of fatigue and psychosocial distress in the population of breast cancer patients during treatment and within the year following treatment. Currently there is very limited literature on yoga intervention in this population.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Effect of a Yoga Intervention on Fatigue, Distress, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients: A Randomized Pilot Study|
- Determine if an 8 week yoga program designed for breast cancer patients improves subjective reports of overall well being and fatigue [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Analyze symptoms of depression and anxiety [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: 1
Gentle Yoga for breast cancer survivors, 1 time weekly, for 8 weeks.
No Intervention: 2
Control. No Yoga for 8 weeks.
|United States, Iowa|
|The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics|
|Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242|
|Principal Investigator:||Geraldine Jacobson, MD MPH||department of radiation oncology|